Latest Official Notice hopefully sheds light on new part policy.The second Zelda's Official response at 10k stated:
"While we cannot create new specific LEGO elements within the operational framework of LEGO CUUSOO, we will consider this concept in earnest in the Spring 2013 LEGO Review period."
Since this posting there has been some discussion as to whether or not this includes projects that dedicated singularly to the creation of new parts, as opposed to sets that require a new part. The guidelines still indicate that new part projects are acceptable but now there is some official statements from Cuusoo following the policy change.
The Wild Encounters project has passed the 1k milestone and is the second most popular "parts only" project. As it was not archived, for being based singularly on new parts, it is safe to assume that one of two things has occured:
- Cuusoo is continuing to support the concept of making new molds for project dedicated to new molds
- The staff at Cuusoo that writes the 1k Official notices has not been alerted to the chance in part policy.
Kickstarter for the next BricklinkThe Brickstop looks to be then next big thing in brick exchange. From what I have seen they look to streamline the interface and experience of the user which would be a very good thing for the uninitiated. I recently had to explain to someone how to use Bricklink over IM and it was a pretty grueling task.
The key features that make it different, that I can see are as follows:
- Expanded applications to help promote worthy custom instructions.
- In site advertising for stores to promote the content they have at lucrative prices.
- Bulk searches for entire part lists instead of individual part searches.
- No fees for Sellers
The in-site advertising of store we will have to check on later. It is an interesting idea. Usually when I go to Bricklink I know exactly what I am looking for but this sort of tool might change my dynamic.
A tool that could find me the cheapest store to get EVERYTHING on my list would be epic. If for no other reason that getting the expected cost of something. This is the single hardest thing, in my opinion to do on Bricklink.
No fees is a strong draw, and may work in the short run but it makes me worry about the long term existence of the site. I would prefer that they take at least 1% from the start, so they have money to invest in the future, without having to change their policy down the road.
I recommend you check out their Kickstarter and I wish them all the luck at meeting the goal.
Approaching 1k MilestoneAs stated earlier the Wild Encounters project crossed the 1k Milestone this week. No other projects accomplished this in the last seven days.
Support Level: 972
Support Level: 969
Support Level: 948
Deadline ReviewThe Spring Review deadline is March 4rd, 2012. That is less than two weeks from today. It looks like there are no more contenders for that review period.
The Summer Review deadline should be around June 4th. It is looking like this will definitely include the Land-Rover Defender 110, and Mini Shop Series. The Batmobile Tumbler Minifig Scale will very likely be included and Poptropica: Dr. Hare's Lair has a solid shot. I will be waiting one more week on FTL before making any solid predictions but if it can maintain a strong level of support it is looking to be part of the Summer review too.
Do you want to speed a project up?Projects can get to 10k much faster than what is shown here with active fan support. This link has many examples of how fans can help out their favorite projects.
Days to 10K
Not on the List? First, I tend to cut off projects after a certain day count, usually 10k. Additionally, I only monitor projects that have at least 200. Projects less than that are a little too volatile for proper assessment. Finally, I track several weeks worth of data to get these numbers, so you might not show up until your project has been post 200 for a few weeks.